I am almost 10 weeks from surgery and I think I overdid last week, which was my first week off the brace. I walked for a rather long distance on Friday without the brace (with hills) and then worked hard at rehab on Saturday with biking (first time) and bent knee leg raises with 2 pounds on my ankle (first time with more than one pound). There was no pain when i did these things but then Sunday and Monday I have been living with ice bags and the feeling of much greater than normal tightness in the knee and a little swelling (which is going down). I can bend the knee fairly well but it is uncomfortable. I did no exercise yesterday and today. Are these episodes of two steps forward and then a step (or two) backward common? This is the second time this happened to me. Do most of you experience occasional swelling, tightness and pain after a good workout? Is it normal?